St Mary's Church, Fairford (West Window)

Recent Photograph of St Mary's Church (West Window) (Fairford)

This is the window which everyone's eye is drawn to when first entering the church. Its most remarkable feature is the predominance of red in the bottom right hand corner, where the harrowing of hell is depicted. The Devil in the corner wears a breast-plate with two eyes. He of course has a tail and holds what looks like a mace in his right hand. We were told by our guide that the rich red colour of the glass owes its presence to gold dust being added in its creation.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 12th May 2010.
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